Books & Music to nourish the soul.
art_of_baking The Art of Baking With Natural Yeast by Caleb Warnock & Melissa Richardson
backyard_winter_gardening Backyard Winter Gardening by Caleb Warnock
change_anything Change Anthing by Patterson, Grenny, McMillian & Switzler
If you want to have a course in how to “engineer” your own success, I suggest this new book from the Vital Smarts people. It is straight forward and easy to implement.
crucial_conversations Crucial Conversations by Patterson, Grenny, McMillian & Switzler
The ideas and clarity in this book have helped me many times in getting my own head in the right place before engaging in difficult conversations…oh, and in the family business, there are going to be challenging conversations right?!
diet_rebels_cookbook Diet Rebels Cookbook by Clements & Stewart
I love this practical application of the principles of a whole, real food diet. Great forward about clean eating and why.  For special occasions you cannot beat these ladies’ dessert ideas!  My family is crazy about their ice cream. ; )
the_e_myth The E-Myth by Michael E. Gerber
I LOVE Michael Gerber’s books! I believe that they can be applied to the career of homemaking as well as any other entrepreneurial pursuit.  I listened and read along at the same time and was mesmerized.  See what you think!
fascinating_womanhood Fascinating Womanhood by Helen Andelin
Ok my friends, hold on to your hats.  This is a book that came out when my mom was a young mom (in the 60’s) that I discovered only this year.  In my opinion, it is an honest, painfully close look at your character as a Christian woman.  Warning: politically incorrect!  The author asks women to be responsible for their own behavior, speaks of femininity as desirable and worth cultivating, encourages traditional gender roles and challenges all to find meaning and purpose in healthy family relationships.
feeding_the_hungry_heart Feeding the Hungry Heart by Geneen Roth
Exceptional thoughts by an exceptional teacher.
first_things_first First Things First by Steven R. Covey
Priorities, priorities, priorities…thank you Steven Covey for helping the world to clarify what we want most. We miss you.
five_love_languages The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
Gary Chapman gives us a new look at ourselves and the ways that we each feel loved.  You will gain a new vocabulary and gain the tools to tell your spouse what makes you tick. And in turn, you’ll find out how to speak your mate’s love language fluently!
forgotten_skills The Forgotten Skills of Self-Sufficiency Used by the Mormon Pioneers by Caleb Warnock
french_kids_eat_everything French Kids Eat Everything by Karen LeBillon
Here’s permission to be in charge of your family’s food! (Truly your children need guidance when it comes to developing a taste for healthful foods!) Delightful, easy reading, full of great ideas and sound reasoning.
french_women_dont_get_fat French Women Don’t Get Fat by Mireille Guilaiano
I love the balance taught in this book between eating for pleasure and eating for nourishment.  Guilaiano teaches and inspires in a personal story-form about enjoying life and eating well too.
gut_and_psychology_syndrome Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Natasha Campbell-McBride
This is a very thorough work that teaches about intestinal health and introduces a theraputic diet for extreme problems. I really appreciate the thoughtful guidance given on vacinations, pre and post pregnancy nutrition and much more.
he_restoreth_my_soul He Restoreth My Soul by Donald L. Hilton Jr. M.D.
I’m thinking that we could all use a little trip through a 12-step program!  This is a clear, kind, powerful book on overcoming addictions or being a support to those who may be struggling to climb out of dark places.
dont_have_to_make_everything_better I Don’t Have to Make Everything All Better by Gary & Joy Lundberg
Simple, straight-forward, helpfully repetitive work.  I think that anyone in a caregiving position would benefit from digesting this book!  Thank you Lundberg’s!!!
love_medicine_and_miracles Love, Medicine and MIracles by Bernie Siegel, M.D.
I love Bernie Siegel. This book is a delighful lift for anyone in a healing process….is that all of us?
men_are_from_mars Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus by John Gray, Ph.D.
My husband and I listened to this book many years ago and laughed at ourselves.  ; )  Much to learn from this perspective that is helpful and encouraging.
nourishing_traditions Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon
Back to basic cooking and eating.  I learned to make bone broths and other traditional, nourishing foods from Sally Fallon.
nutrition_and_physical_degeneration Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston A. Price
500+ pages of research and discovery first printed in 1939 chonicalling Dr. Price’s visits around the world. He and his wife looked closely at the health differences between those who were eating their indigenous diets and those that were adopting a more “progressive” modern diet of processed, fractured foods. Even the pictures are compelling. Leaves me feeling that we have made things far more complicated than they need to be. Whole and real, prepared with traditional methods otta do it!
power_of_positive_thinking The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
“Do not hold mental pictures of difficulties and failures, but lift your mind above them and visualize powers and achievenments.  When you elevate your thoughts into the area of visualized attainment you look down on your problems rather than from below up at them.  Always come up over your problems.  Never approach a problem from below.”
 scriptures Scriptural Texts by Prophets and Apostles
Course corrections, penitence, humility and testimony.
seven-habits-of-highly-effective-people The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven R. Covey
Find balance, gain perspective, detect your mission, and learn principles to help you begin with the end in mind!
word_of_wisdon Word of Wisdom by John A. Widstoe
Moderation is built in boundaries!  Clean, whole, grains, fruits and vegetables, very little meat staying free of addictive substances.  A great discourse on “in the season thereof, all wholesome herbs, meat sparingly and eating with prudence and thanksgiving.”
you_cant_afford You Can’t Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought by John Roger & Peter McWilliams
When I was a young mother my Granny gave me this book.  It was a major shift for me to learn that I had become a negative thinker in many ways and that the habit was taking a toll on my over all well-being. Easy reading, very inspiring.